Yamaha QL5 Digital Mixing Console

The acclaimed CL series raised live digital mixing console performance to an unprecedented level of refinement with evolved sound quality, operability, and functionality, while maintaining the traditional values that have made Yamaha digital mixers industry standards. Core features and performance inherited directly from the CL series, including natural sound supported by sonically superb internal processing capabilities, operation that easily adapts to the demands of just about any working environment, and built-in Dante networking that facilitates flexible system configuration, have now been condensed and concentrated into the compact QL series digital mixing consoles. QL series consoles offer all-in-one mixing, processing, and routing capability for small to medium scale live sound, corporate speech events, installations, and much more.

The Yamaha sound begins with reproduction that is faithful to the source. QL series consoles feature circuitry and components that have been designed and selected with the utmost care, achieving outstanding audio purity from input to output. With that solid sonic foundation it becomes possible to take full advantage of built-in premium internal processors such as the Portico 5033/5043 created in cooperation with Rupert Neve, to shape and create as required. For a wide range of speech applications built-in automatic mixing functionality from Dan Dugan Sound Design provides optimum channel balance while allowing the operator to concentrate fully on optimizing the overall sound.

The ability to respond swiftly and surely to multiple, rapidly changing demands is essential for effective live sound support. QL series consoles feature large touch-panel displays as well as “Touch and Turn” knobs that make up a remarkably smooth, efficient control interface. Attention has also been paid to details such as fader feel and channel name display visibility in order to deliver a sophisticated overall operating experience. Remote control and offline setup capability via an iPad or computer adds even more refinement to an already state-of-the-art operating environment.

In addition to ample analog input and output capacity, QL series consoles feature the same Dante audio networking protocol that provides broad connectivity in the CL consoles. There’s also an innovative “Port to Port” feature that can patch any input port to any output port so the QL console can function as a remote I/O device for any other QL or CL series console, for example. Other flexibility enhancing features such as 2-track and multitrack recording capability, and dual MY expansion slots that allow processing capability or I/O to be added as required, make the QL consoles suitable for use as central components in an extensive variety of sound applications.

The QL5 Features:

  • 32 + 2 fader configuration adapts to a wide range of channel layouts. A compact console with large-scale capabilities.
  • Mix channels: 64 mono, 8 stereo.
  • Busses: 16 mono, 8 stereo
  • Local I/O: 32 in, 16 out.
  • Fader configuration: 32 + 2 (Master).
  • Stainless Steel iPad support stays

Mix channels: 64 mono, 8 stereo
Busses: 16 mix, 8 matrix (Input to Matrix supported)
Local I/O: 32 in, 16 out
Fader configuration: 32 + 2 (Master)
Stainless steel iPad support stays
Port-to-Port Dante Networking: Allows QL console inputs and outputs to act as a “stage box” for interconnecting with other Dante-equipped consoles Dugan Automixing: Renowned Dan Dugan automatic microphone mixing is built-in to the QL consoles
Dual Channel Inserts: Each input channel features dual insert points for advanced signal routing and processing
File Compatability with Cl-Series: Console mix data isfully interchangeable between CL and QL <strong>(and vice versa)</strong
Intuitive and familiar touchscreen (same as that of CL series)
Support for AES67 interpoerability standard allowing communication with Ravenna, Q-LAN, Livewire and other audio networks, for significantly improved system expandability.
The Dante Device Lock feature that prevents unwanted changes to Dante settings is also supported, enhancing system security in halls and installations that are routinely used by outside operators or operators who bring their own equipment.
The number of supported Shure wireless receivers has also increased. Version 4.1 additionally supports non-Dante devices including the AXT400, QLXD4 and ULXD4. Control and monitoring are supported for all devices, plus transmitter gain control for the AXT400.
Other features include one-operation EQ type selection, improved RTA visibility and patch window effect type and channel name displays.
Mounting and patching of the Audinate Dante-MY16-AUD2 mini-YGDAI card and d&b audiotechnik DS10 Audio Network Bridge are also supported.